10 Signs Your Child’s Concussion Is Serious — and What to Do

By: Brain and Spine Team - Cleveland Clinic

Trip to ER is best if you see any of these red-flag symptoms

If your child suffers a concussion, whether while playing sports or from a fall or other accident, keep a close watch for symptoms of more severe brain trauma.

“Parents should be concerned about a series of things we call red-flag issues,” says neurologist Andrew Russman, DO. “These are symptoms that warrant a prompt evaluation because they could signal something more worrisome than just a concussion.”